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Offline Irony

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Armada RELEASE
« on: July 02, 2014, 09:10:43 pm »
A journey that has taken over two years is coming to an end.
Besides some sub-standard texts and most likely a few bugs, Armada - Mobile Space Combat - is finished (though there will probably be continuous updates after publishing).
Anyone willing to try out the beta version, please direct your mobile browser to this address:
http://www.ironman-project.com/armada.apk (Use the link in the last post!)

Or use this QR code:

Those two nice guys are already waiting for some new friends and enemies:

Have fun!

P.S. Feeback is the lifeblood of all indie devs, so thanks to everyone in advance!
cu, Irony
« Last Edit: August 02, 2014, 10:43:39 am by Irony »

Offline EgonOlsen

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2014, 09:43:46 pm »
I'll give it a try and report back. It's too late to start anything else today anyway... ;) Have you considered to post it on http://www.java-gaming.org/ as well? It would be a nice contrast to a usual pixel art stuff that's so common these days.

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2014, 11:07:43 pm »
I had to stop playing it, because my battery was down to 5%, but it was really fun so far. I usually don't play these kind of games if they don't provide a proper story line but here, the whole ranking/experience/money thing was enough to keep me interested.

This repair time/instant repairs are a monetization approach, i assume?

And i'm missing some music...isn't there something on http://opengameart.org/ that fits?
« Last Edit: July 02, 2014, 11:11:56 pm by EgonOlsen »

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2014, 08:03:27 am »
Wow , thanks for this super-fast direct link...

I'll give it a try today ????


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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2014, 10:47:18 am »
That's cool :)

Egon, I'd really love to have a story as well as music, the first was not possible due to limited manpower. What is definitely coming in a future update are longer, more complex missions (either scripted or created by a sophisticated generator I have yet to develop :)
The lack of music is due to financial constraints. That's what the Indiegogo was planned for, but I guess you have seen how sucessfull that went :-\
I have spent a lot of time looking for free music, but even halfway decent stuff gets tedious after hearing it for the fifth time. The only really fitting pieces I have found are on Jamendo.com, but these bastards have tripled the cost for commercial use without any warning, so that is out of the question right now.

You are right about the monetization but I've given you unlimited repairs now :)

I'll look into java-gaming.org.

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2014, 07:26:41 am »
cool job bro......

its really great to see such high quality product coming out from jpct (my engine of choice)
really very motivating....

It played all the simulators as i dont have internet on the tab couldnt play the levels....

nice job very professionally done....

p.s __ back_pressed sometimes cause the Unfortunately Stopped

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2014, 08:04:57 pm »
Thanks a lot for the kind words sushobit   :D
Update: We will have music! Found a few composers on opengameart and other sites who have some pretty fitting stuff. I will try to get an arrangement with these guys and there we go.
Also, some more or less neat particle effects on the way...

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Re: Armada Beta Release!
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2014, 10:41:11 am »
Forget what I said about particle effects (had to remove most of them because they sucked)  ;D

But anyway, IT IS DONE!
Grab it here:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ironman_project.armada

Or Here:





P.S. Thank you so much to everyone who supported me over the last years!! Especially, I think this goes without saying, to Egon/Helge!



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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2014, 04:54:00 pm »
It crashed for me on two devices when i tried to start the first real mission (i.e. the one right after the tutorial). I would send a report, but the dialog closes magically somehow, before i'm able to do so...

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2014, 04:55:29 pm »
Damned... never seen this before. Do you have flaky Wi-fi ?
Have you uninstalled the beta before installing this one?

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2014, 05:04:41 pm »
Wifi is fine and at least one of the device never had the beta installed. After a restart, i could continue without problems.

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2014, 05:07:26 pm »
Ok.. strange thing. Thanks for the report.

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2014, 05:09:50 pm »
I could try to reproduce it later this evening and see if something appears in log. Can i reset/clear my pilot somehow or do i have to reinstall it?

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2014, 08:43:46 pm »
You can reset your pilot by deleting app data. Thanks.
By the way, there will be an update tonight - for some reason, pilot names are not saved in this version.

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Re: Armada RELEASE
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2014, 10:37:55 pm »
The name problem should be fixed now.